RBA's Debelle doesn't fear digital disruption to payments and currencies

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Guy Debelle, assistant governor at the Reserve Bank of Australia, told a conference in London yesterday he believes digital currencies and payment mechanisms "may not have macro implications", and that central banks would still have a role even in a world of digital currencies.

Debelle addressed 'Camp Alphaville', a conference put on by the Financial Times' Alphaville blog, by video link-up through a ‘robot', which displayed his face and which he could move around the stage. One of the themes of